Happy place of gardeners, you will love to succumb to the authentic charm of the French Riviera in Menton, the city of gardens and beaches! One of the first cities known as “City of Arts and History’, Menton has something for everyone coming to visit: casino, public, and private beautiful beaches, international events such as the Lemon Festival, museums, and an incredible number of impressive gardens. Walk through the maze of the narrow streets of the old town that winds down from the setting of the old castle to the sea and the old port district or wander around Saint-Michel, a pedestrian street with its 18th and 19th centuries architecture as well as several restaurants and shops. Menton is known for being a gardener’s paradise thanks to its microclimate and some of its gardens have been classified as “Historical Monuments” such as the Serre de la Madone, started in 1924 by Major Lawrence Johnson and creator of the Hidcote Manor Garden in England, and “Remarkable Garden” such as the collection of citrus trees of the Palais Carnolès which is Europe’s largest collection of citrus trees. Fun fact: Former summer residence of the Princes of Monaco, the Palais Carnolès is now the art museum of the city and houses paintings from the 13th century to the present day. Be amazed by the sensational views while you drive along the three coastal roads from Nice to Menton, it will leave you with magic in the eyes. This seaside resort, ideally located between the Principality of Monaco and Italy, possesses all the qualities for the perfect and unforgettable holiday. What are you waiting for?
When it comes to the French Riviera, exploring the Mediterranean coastline by boat is an absolute must. Renting a boat might seem a little overwhelming at first. You’ll quickly find you’re spoiled for choice. Small boats, motorboats, sailboats, and larger yachts are all available on the French Riviera. Each boat provides a different way to experience France’s sparkling southern coast. If you want to experience Cannes like a celebrity, consider renting a catamaran for €600/day. You’ll sail the Mediterranean coast at the hands of a private skipper. If a catamaran isn’t your cup of tea, perhaps a luxury boat would suit your needs. Luxury boats are roughly €900/day and include a skipper. If you really want to blend in with the locals, rent a yacht! If you’re looking for something a little more low-key, consider renting a sailboat. Sailboat rentals range from €200/day up to €600/day and include a flexible cancellation policy. Note that a skipper is mandatory for a sailboat. This means all you have to do is step on board, sit back, and enjoy the views. Rental prices vary depending on the size of the boat, the season, and the rental location. We’re here to advise you on the very best boat rentals and can point you in the direction of a rental to suit your needs.